PRELUDE – “Romans 13” by Streetlights Bible

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 47:6-9

Sing praises to God, sing praises!

Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

For God is the King of all the earth;

sing praises with a psalm!

God reigns over the nations;

God sits on his holy throne.

The princes of the peoples gather

as the people of the God of Abraham.

For the shields of the earth belong to God;

he is highly exalted!

Songs –

Crown Him With Many Crowns” by George Job Elvey, Godfrey Thring, and Matthew Bridges

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Peter 2:24-25; John 10:27-30

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree,

that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.

By his wounds you have been healed.

For you were straying like sheep,

but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish,

and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all,

and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.

I and the Father are one.”

Song –

He Will Hold Me Fast” by Ada Ruth Habershon and Matthew Merker

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING (Ryan) – Romans 13:1-7

SERMON – “The Government”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

What Wondrous Love Is This?” by Alexander Means and William Walker

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker

OFFERING

Song –

A Mighty Fortress” by Martin Luther

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Politicians” by Switchfoot

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PRELUDE – “Great Are You Lord” by All Sons & Daughters

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10

God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you,

and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us,

when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven

with his mighty angels

in flaming fire,

inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God

and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction,

away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,

when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints,

and to be marveled at among all who have believed.

Song –

Sing to the King” by Billy Foote

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Isaiah 53:5-6

But [we trust that Jesus] was pierced for our transgressions;

he was crushed for our iniquities;

upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,

and with his wounds we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray;

we have turned—every one—to his own way;

and the Lord has laid on him

the iniquity of us all.

Song –

This Is Amazing Grace” by Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro, and Phil Wickham

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostles’ Creed

EVERYONE:

We believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth;

and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.

Amen.

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 12:14-21

SERMON – “Overcoming Evil with Good”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

O Praise the Name (Anástasis)” by Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, and Marty Sampson

OFFERING

Song –

Soon and Very Soon” by Andrae Crouch

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Suffering Servant” by Dustin Kensrue

PRELUDE – “Love Lead the Way” by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 118:1-4

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

for his steadfast love endures forever!

Let Israel say,

“His steadfast love endures forever.”

Let the house of Aaron say,

“His steadfast love endures forever.”

Let those who fear the Lord say,

“His steadfast love endures forever.”

Song –

Forever” by Chris Tomlin

CONFESSION OF SIN –

EVERYONE:

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against You
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved You with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of Your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in Your will,
and walk in Your ways,
to the glory of Your Name. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – adapted from Psalm 85:2-3

The LORD has forgiven the iniquity of his people

he has covered all their sin.

He withdrew all his wrath;

He turned from his hot anger.

Song –

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton and Laura Taylor

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

Song –

Be the Center” by Michael Frye

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 12:9-13

SERMON – “Fervent”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Here is Love” by Matt Redman, Robert Lowry, and William Rees

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

OFFERING

Song –

They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love” by Peter Scholtes

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Love Will Bring You Home” by Sandra McCracken

This Sunday, August 12, we will not be having our regular service at 1443 W. Roosevelt Road. Instead the whole church will be up in Wisconsin at our Annual Immanuel Summer Retreat!

PRELUDE – “The Lord’s Prayer” by Sandra McCracken

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 99:1-3

The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble!

He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!

The Lord is great in Zion;

he is exalted over all the peoples.

Let them praise your great and awesome name!

Holy is he!

Songs –

Holy, Holy, Holy” by John Bacchus Dykes and Reginald Heber

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

CONFESSION OF SIN – “Continual Repentance” in The Valley of Vision

O GOD OF GRACE,

Thou hast imputed my sin to my substitute,

and hast imputed his righteousness to my soul,

clothing me with a bridegroom’s robe,

decking me with jewels of holiness.

But in my Christian walk I am still in rags;

my best prayers are stained with sin;

my penitential tears are so much impurity;

my confessions of wrong are so many aggravations of sin;
my receiving the Spirit is tinctured with selfishness.

I need to repent of my repentance;

I need my tears to be washed;

I have no robe to bring to cover my sins,

no loom to weave my own righteousness;

I am always standing clothed in filthy garments,

and by grace am always receiving change of raiment,

for thou dost always justify the ungodly;

I am always going into the far country,

and always returning home as a prodigal,

always saying, Father, forgive me,

and thou art always bringing forth the best robe.

Every morning let me wear it,

every evening return in it,

go out to the day’s work in it,

be married in it,

be wound in death in it,

stand before the great white throne in it,

enter heaven in it shining as the sun.

Grant me never to lose sight of

the exceeding sinfulness of sin,

the exceeding righteousness of salvation,

the exceeding glory of Christ,

the exceeding beauty of holiness,

the exceeding wonder of grace.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins,

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Song –

Be Still My Soul” by Jane Laurie Borthwick, Jean Sibelius, Kathrina Amalia von Schlegel

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

TESTIMONIES

PRAYER

Song –

Abide With Me” by Henry Francis Lyte and William Henry Monk

SCRIPTURE READING – Luke 11:1-13

SERMON – “The Lord’s Prayer”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Amazing Grace” by John Newton

It Is Well with My Soul” by Horatio Gates Spafford and Philip Paul Bliss

OFFERING

Song –

Crown Him With Many Crowns” by George Job Elvey, Godfrey Thring, and Matthew Bridges

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” by The Sing Team

PRELUDE – “Romans 12” by Streetlights

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Revelation 4:2-11

A throne stood in heaven,

with one seated on the throne.

And he who sat there had the appearance

of jasper and carnelian,

and around the throne was a rainbow that the appearance

of an emerald.

Around the throne were twenty-four thrones,

and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders,

clothed in white garments,

with golden crowns on their heads.

From the throne came flashes of lightning,

and rumblings and peals of thunder,

and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire,

which are the seven spirits of God,

and before the throne there was as it were a sea of glass,

like crystal.

And around the throne, on each side of the throne,

are four living creatures,

full of eyes in front and behind:

the first living creature like a lion,

the second living creature like an ox,

the third living creature with the face of a man,

and the fourth living creature like an eagle in flight.

And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings,

are full of eyes all around and within,

and day and night they never cease to say,

“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,

who was and is and is to come!”

And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks

to him who is seated on the throne,

who lives forever and ever,

the twenty-four elders fall down

before him who is seated on the throne

and worship him who lives forever and ever.

They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,

to receive glory and honor and power,

for you created all things,

and by your will they existed and were created.”

Song –

Our Great God” by Fernando Ortega and Mac Powell

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 6:1-5

In the year that King Uzziah died

[the prophet Isaiah] saw the Lord sitting upon a throne,

high and lifted up;

and the train of his robe filled the temple.

Above him stood the seraphim.

Each had six wings:

with two he covered his face,

and with two he covered his feet,

and with two he flew.

And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;

the whole earth is full of his glory!”

And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called,

and the house was filled with smoke.

And [he] said:

EVERYONE:

“Woe is me!

For I am lost;

for I am a man of unclean lips,

and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;

for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Isaiah 6:6-7

Then one of the seraphim flew to [him],

having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar.

And he touched [his] mouth and said:

“Behold, this has touched your lips;

your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

Song –

Not in Me” by David L. Ward and Eric Shumacher

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

Song –

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 12:1-8

SERMON – “Different Gifts”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Before the Throne of God Above” by Charitie Lees Bancroft and Vikki Cook

O My Soul, Arise” by Charles Wesley and Eric McAllister

OFFERING

Song –

A Mighty Fortress” by Martin Luther

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love” by Jars of Clay

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Isaiah 40:6-9

A voice says, “Cry!”

And I said, “What shall I cry?”

All flesh is grass,

and all its beauty is like the flower of the field.

The grass withers, the flower fades

when the breath of the Lord blows on it;

surely the people are grass.

The grass withers, the flower fades,

but the word of our God will stand forever.

Go on up to a high mountain,

O Zion, herald of good news;

lift up your voice with strength,

O Jerusalem, herald of good news;

lift it up, fear not;

say to the cities of Judah,

“Behold your God!”

Songs –

Behold, Our God” by Jonathan, Meghan, and Ryan Baird and Mark Altrogge

Holy, Holy, Holy” by John Bacchus Dykes and Reginald Heber

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 138:6

For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly,

but the haughty he knows from afar.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Corinthians 1:30-31

Because of [God] you are in Christ Jesus,

who became to us wisdom from God,

righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

so that, as it is written,

“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

Song –

I Will Boast in Christ” by Reuben Morgan and Scott Ligertwood

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – James 1:9-11

SERMON – “The Christian and Boasting”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

OFFERING

Song –

I Will Glory in My Redeemer” by Steve and Vikki Cook

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRELUDE – “God Is Wise (Romans 11:33-36)” by Seeds Family Worship

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 96:1-9

Oh sing to the Lord a new song;

sing to the Lord, all the earth!

Sing to the Lord, bless his name;

tell of his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the nations,

his marvelous works among all the peoples!

For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;

he is to be feared above all gods.

For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,

but the Lord made the heavens.

Splendor and majesty are before him;

strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,

ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;

bring an offering, and come into his courts!

Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;

tremble before him, all the earth!

Songs –

How Great Thou Art” by Stuart K. Hine

How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, and Jesse Reeves

CONFESSION OF SIN – Daniel 9:4, 18, 19

EVERYONE:

O Lord, the great and awesome God…

we have sinned and done wrong

and acted wickedly and rebelled,

turning aside from your commandments and rules….

We do not present our pleas before you

because of our righteousness,

but because of your great mercy.

O Lord, hear;

O Lord, forgive.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Micah 7:18 (NIV)

Who is a God like you,

who pardons sin and forgives the transgression

of the remnant of his inheritance?

You do not stay angry forever

but delight to show mercy.

Song –

No One Higher” by Heath Balltzglier, Seth Condrey, and Steve Fee

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 11:33-36

SERMON – “Doxology”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Song –

O Praise the Name (Anástasis)” by Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, and Marty Sampson

OFFERING

Song –

All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “The Glory of God” by Shai Linne

PRELUDE – “Romans 11” by Streetlights Bible

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 145:1-9

I will extol you, my God and King,

and bless your name forever and ever.

Every day I will bless you

and praise your name forever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,

and his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall commend your works to another,

and shall declare your mighty acts.

On the glorious splendor of your majesty,

and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.

They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,

and I will declare your greatness.

They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness

and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and merciful,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

The Lord is good to all,

and his mercy is over all that he has made.

Song –

Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by Thomas Obediah Chisholm and William Marion Runyan

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 51:1-4

EVERYONE:

Have mercy on me, O God,

according to your steadfast love;

according to your abundant mercy

blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,

and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions,

and my sin is ever before me.

Against you, you only, have I sinned

and done what is evil in your sight,

so that you may be justified in your words

and blameless in your judgment.

Song –

Have Mercy on Me” by Dale Bischof and Pat Sczebel

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ephesians 2:3-7

We all once lived in the passions of our flesh,

carrying out the desires of the body and the mind,

and were by nature children of wrath,

like the rest of mankind.

But God, being rich in mercy,

because of the great love with which he loved us,

even when we were dead in our trespasses,

made us alive together with Christ—

by grace you have been saved—

and raised us up with him

and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

so that in the coming ages

he might show the immeasurable riches

of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Song –

Mighty to Save” by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 11:25-32

SERMON – “Mercy”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

I Stand in Awe” by Mark Altrogge

At the Cross (Love Ran Red)” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jonas Myrin, Matt Armstrong, and Matt Redman

OFFERING

Song –

And Can It Be?” by Charles Wesley

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “We Will Feast in the House of Zion” by Sandra McCracken

PRELUDE – “In Tenderness” by Citizens

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Hebrews 12:25-29

See that you do not refuse him who is speaking.

For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth,

much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.

At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised,

“Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”

This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken –

that is, things that have been made –

in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken,

and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship,

with reverence and awe,

for our God is a consuming fire.

Song –

Kindness” by Chris Tomlin

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 32:1-5

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,

and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away

through my groaning all day long.

For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;

my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.

I acknowledged my sin to you,

and I did not cover my iniquity;

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”

and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

Song –

Cornerstone” by Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, Reuben Morgan, and William Batchelder Bradbury

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostles’ Creed

We believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth;

and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead, and buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

Song –

Not for a Moment” by Meredith Andrews

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 11:7-24

SERMON – “The Kindness and Severity of God”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

OFFERING

Song

All Creatures of Our God and King” by Jonathan Baird, Ryan Baird, St. Francis of Assisi, and William Henry Draper

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “To God All Praise and Glory” by The Sing Team

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